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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
TOSS TO JOE-VOTOPS, 2 SHOT, MAP-FLY HALEY WEBB OPEN-CLIP
FM DRIVER INTO CHURCH-REM-7 FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FM DRIVER INTO CHURCH-BNR-PKG WEATHER CHIT CHAT-3 SHOT
FM DRIVER INTO CHURCH-REM-7 TOSS TO JIM-2-SHOT, BOXES
TOSS TO NICK-SSTOPS, EANIBOX PARKING TICKET INVESTIGATION-LIVEU2-RTR2
FM CAR INTO CHURCH VICTIMS-REM-1 PARKING TICKET INVESTIGATION-CLIP-PKG
FM CAR INTO CHURCH VICTIMS-BNR-PKG PARKING TICKET INVESTIGATION-LIVEU2-RTR2, OBX, LIV
FM CAR INTO CHURCH VICTIMS-REM-1 RED SOX STORE LAST WEEK-OC, VO
DECISION 2014 CLIP-CLIP SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO MATT-OC, VO, EANIBOX SPORTS
DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATES LAST PUSH-REM-2 ORIOLES RED SOX-VO OFF TOP
DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATES LAST PUSH-BNR-PKG BOSTON MARATHON-ON CAM
DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATES LAST PUSH-REM-2 BOSTON MARATHON-NATSVO
VOTING DAY INFO-OC, SS BOSTON MARATHON-SOT
GG BULLETS INTO HOME-OC, SS, VO BOSTON MARATHON-CG-VOBOX
GG BULLETS INTO HOME-SOTVO LOCALS IN MARATHON-VOTOPS
TOSS TO LUCAS-OC, trxEANIBOX FORT MYERS CC-ON CAM
CCI INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-REM-7 FORT MYERS CC-VOTOPS
CCI INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-BNR-PKG FORT MYERS CC-SOTVO
CCI INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-REM-7 SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
BANK ROBBERY SENTENCING-OC, SS, VO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
PUPPY THEFT-OC, SS-OC 11 PM TEASE-VOTOP-CAM99
RECALL FIRE CONCERNS-trxOC, SS FAWN RESCUED IN NP-OC, SS
TEASE ONE-2SHOT CLOSE-4SHOT
TZ1 A) parking ticket investigation-VOTOP  


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


New Details

Driver Speaks Out

TONIGHT NBC 2 TRACKS DOWN THE WOMAN WHO PLOWED INTO A CHURCH DURING EASTER SERVICES, INJURING NEARLY TWO DOZEN PEOPLE.

9:43-:50 I opened the door and try to help the people try to pull the car off the people

Exclusive

Survivor Shares Story

TONIGHT AT SIX -

WE HEAR WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH,

AND THE HARROWING MOMENTS AFTER FROM ONE OF THE YOUNGEST SURVIVORS.

12:05 -

People were screaming. People were going crazy. We thought it was the of the world. For a second, I thought I was dying. 12:10

New Information

Making it Count

AND COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION DAY.

NBC-2 IS THERE AS THE CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES MAKE A FINAL PUSH FOR VOTES IN THE NASTIEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE LOCAL RACE IN RECENT HISTORY.

Exclusive

Family Opens Up

PLUS - ONLY ON NBC-2. WE HEAR FROM WITH THE FAMILY OF A MAN WHO DIED IN A CHARLOTTE COUNTY PRISON.

TONIGHT - HIS SISTER TELLS US SHE WAS NEVER TOLD ABOUT HIS DEATH. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO JOE-VOTOPS, 2 SHOT, MAP-FLY


AN EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE VIOLENTLY INTERRUPTED WHEN A DRIVER SLAMMED THROUGH THE CHURCH WALL, TRAPPING PEOPLE UNDER HER CAR.

TONIGHT - THE DRIVER OPENS UP TO NBC-2 ABOUT THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO THE CRASH.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT DURING AN EASTER CONCERT AT THE SECOND HAITIAN BAPTIST CHURCH ON CENTRAL AVENUE. THE SMALL CHURCH WAS PACKED WITH PPEOPLE

NBC-2'S JOE ROETZ WAS ONE OF THE FIRST REPORTERS ON SCENE LAST NIGHT. HE WENT BACK TODAY TO TRACK DOWN THE WOMAN BEHIND THE WHEEL.

JOE'S LIVE TONIGHT AT SIX - Return to index of stories...


FM DRIVER INTO CHURCH-REM-7


-A much different scene tonight than when we arrived nearly 24 hours ago-

The chaos settled but scars still visible on the building behind me.

- tonight Marie Masson says she tried to hit the brakes on her car

several times as she coasted through this parking lot - but they just

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FM DRIVER INTO CHURCH-BNR-PKG


An Easter Sunday service-

Supposed to be filled with song and dance.

Ending suddenly.

TakeSot

Pastor desamours leontes

4:29-35

A short BOOM! when we looked we found the vehicle.

Pastor desmours leontes was feet away - when a Lexus launched through

the front of his church before a concert.

Marie Masson was behind the wheel.

TakeSot

Marie Masson

9:43-50

I opened the door and tried to help the people pull the car of the

people. They say go outside so I went and sat on a curb.

Masson says she had just pulled into the parking lot moments before-

Spotted a family member, and tried to tap the brakes. But they

weren't working.

Seconds later- her car barreled through the brick, crushing pews an

pinning people underneath.

Pastor leontes jumped to help.

Take sot

5:07-5:12

I've got a shirt. It has so much blood from so many people I tried to help.

18 people were rushed to three hospitals- ambulances lining up along

central avenue.

Families carrying loved ones out for help

Three children were injured- including massons, who was inside the car

at the time of the crash.

Take sot

10:32-8

He was just like we are in a dream. Mommy it looks like we are

dreaming, because it's the first time we have been in an accident.

Masson made rounds today offering apologies. Tonight she asking for

people to pray for the victims. Return to index of stories...


FM DRIVER INTO CHURCH-REM-7


- FMPD continues their investigation

- no charges filed yet.

- live in fm, Joe Roetz NBC 2 Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NICK-SSTOPS, EANIBOX


13 YEAR OLD KIMBERLY CHERILUS WAS ONE OF NEARLY TWO DOZEN PEOPLE INJURED.

THE CAR HIT THE PEW SHE WAS SITTING IN.

NBC-2'S NICK CILETTI SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH KIMBERLY TODAY.

HE'S OUTSIDE LEE MEMORIAL WHERE SOME OF THE VICTIMS WERE RUSHED LAST NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FM CAR INTO CHURCH VICTIMS-REM-1


WE'VE CONFIRMED THE LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM IS STILL TREATING SEVEN PEOPLE AFTER LAST NIGHT'S TRAGEDY.

ALL OF THEM ARE LISTED IN GOOD OR FAIR CONDITION RIGHT NOW.

ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO WAS ABLE TO WALK AWAY FROM THE CRASH SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO ME EARLIER TODAY AND WAS STILL IN SHOCK THAT SHE MADE IT OUT WITH ONLY A BROKEN NOSE. Return to index of stories...


FM CAR INTO CHURCH VICTIMS-BNR-PKG


SOT

KIMBERLY CHERILUS

VICTIM

14:30 - 14:34

We usually do an Easter concert for the choir.

13-YEAR-OLD KIMBERLY CHERILUS WAITS FOR THE ANNUAL EASTER SUNDAY CHOIR CONCERT AT THE SECOND HAITIAN BAPTIST CHURCH IN FORT MYERS EVERY YEAR.

THE CYPRESS LAKE 7TH GRADER SNAPPED THESE PHOTOS IN BLUE & WHITE DRESS.SHORTLY BEFORE THE CHOIR TOOK THE STAGE.

IT WOULD BE A NIGHT SHE'D NEVER FORGET.BUT FOR A VERY DIFFERENT REASON.

SOT

KIMBERLY CHERILUS

VICTIM

12:05 - 12:10

People were screaming. People were going crazy. We thought it was the of the world. For a second, I thought I was dying.

KIMBERLY AND THE 200 OTHERS INSIDE THE CHURCH SURVIVED AFTER POLICE SAY THIS LEXUS ACCIDENTALLY SLAMMED INTO THE BUILDING AROUND 8 SUNDAY NIGHT.

THE IMPACT KNOCKED KIMBERLY AND HER FRIENDS OFF THEIR CHURCH PEW.

SOT

KIMBERLY CHERILUS

VICTIM

11:10 - 11:14

The bench or something that came off the car flew against my face.

KIMBERLY SAYS THAT BENCH HIT HER SO HARD.IT BROKE HER NOSE.

YOU CAN SEE HOW SWOLLEN HER FACE IS IN THIS PHOTO KIMBERLY TOOK IN THE HOSPITAL.

SOT

KIMBERLY CHERILUS

12:11 - 12:17

When I ran outside, I was like, "Where's my mom?!" Where's my grandma?!" We were going crazy. We didn't know what was going on.

BUT IT WASN'T JUST SCARY FOR KIMBERLY.

HER BIG BROTHER KEVIN HAD NO IDEA WHERE SHE WAS.

SOT

KEVIN ANTOINE

VICTIM'S BROTHER

5:28 - 5:32

I was just trying to find my mom and my little sister.it was pretty scary

THE FAMILY KNOWS LAST NIGHT COULD HAVE PLAYED OUT MUCH DIFFERENTLY.

IT'S NOT THE EASTER THEY HAD HOPED FOR.BUT IT'S PROBABLY THE MOST MEANINGFUL BECAUSE THEY SAY THEY ALL LEARNED JUST HOW PRECIOUS LIFE REALLY IS.

JONATHAN DANGER

FAMILY FRIEND

8:40 - 8:46

That's what I would call it. An Easter miracle, because no one died. Everyone was ok. God was watching over them the entire time.

SOT

KIMBERLY CHERILUS

VICTIM

14:57 - 15:00

I don't really know what's going to happen next because tomorrow isn't promised. Return to index of stories...


FM CAR INTO CHURCH VICTIMS-REM-1


KIMBERLY'S GRANDMOTHER WAS ALSO INJURED.

SHE TOLD ME HER GRANDMOTHER WAS ACTUALLY PINNED UNDERNEATH THE CAR.

I'M TOLD SHE'S PRETTY BANGED UP.BUT IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.

KIMBERLY ALSO SAYS SHE WON'T STOP GOING TO CHURCH - NO MATTER WHERE THE GROUP DECIDES TO WORSHIP.BUT SAYS SHE MAY THINK TWICE ABOUT WHERE SHE SITS.

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DECISION 2014 CLIP-CLIP


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TOSS TO MATT-OC, VO, EANIBOX


THE FINAL PUSH IS UNDERWAY,

THE FOUR REPUBLICANS IN THE DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY ARE TRYING TO MAKE EVERY MINUTE COUNT BEFORE POLLS OPEN TOMORROW.

TODAY WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE THREE MEN AND ONE WOMAN ALL HOPING TO PULL OFF A VICTORY IN THIS NASTY AND EXPENSIVE CAMPAIGN.

NBC-2 POLITICAL REPORTER MATT WRIGHT HAS BEEN COVERING EVERY TWIST AND TURN OF THIS HEATED RACE. HE IS LIVE RIGHT NOW OUTSIDE THE LEE COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE.

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DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATES LAST PUSH-REM-2


WE TRAVELED THROUGHOUT DISTRICT 19. MEETING WITH THE CANDIDATES ONE DAY BEFORE THE FOLKS HERE AT THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE START TALLYING RESULTS.

WE LEARNED IF YOU'RE A REPUBLICAN AND HAVEN'T YET VOTED.

TODAY YOU'RE PROBABLY GETTING INUNDATED WITH CAMPAIGN PHONE CALLS. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATES LAST PUSH-BNR-PKG


NAT SEQUENCE OF SIGN PRINTING?

A *SIGN* OF ONE FINAL PUSH FROM DOCTOR MICHAEL DREIKORN

NATS SIGN PRINTING

AFTER HE MET A VOTER FOR BREAKFAST -- WE MET THE AVIATION BUSINESSMAN AT A PRINTER -- WHERE HE ORDERED ONE LAST ROUND OF SIGNS TO PLACE IN SUPPORTERS' YARDS.

DREIKORN'S BEEN OUTSPENT BUT SAID HE NO LONGER FEELS LIKE AN UNDERDOG.

TAKE SOT

DR. MICHAEL DREIKORN

17:43 I'm excited. this is really the summation of all that leg work we've invested over the last couple months

CURT CLAWSON'S BONITA SPRINGS HEADQUARTERS WAS BUZZING WITH ACTIVITY.

TAKE SOT

25:08 good morning, how you doing this is curt clawson 10

THE LATEST POLLS HAVE THE FORMER BUSINESS EXECUTIVE ON TOP.

AS VOLUNTEERS MADE CALLS AND DISTRIBUTED SIGNS TO POLLING LOCATIONS -- CLAWSON SAID HE HOPES HIS OUTSIDER SLOGAN AND ECONOMIC PLAN PAY OFF.

TAKE SOT

CUR CLAWSON

24:13 w'ere not taking any risk here, we're not taking anything for granted. we want to earn every vote and we want our ppl to get the message out we want every vote. 22

SUPPORTERS OF PAIGE KREEGEL FILLED HIS CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS -- CALLING LIKELY VOTERS.

VOLUNTEER

28:48 we're calling to remind you about the special upcoming election that's tomorrow

THE MEDICAL DOCTOR AND FORMER STATE LEGISLATOR SAID HE'S CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC. AND HOPES HIS MESSAGE RESONATES WITH VOTERS.

DR. PAIGE KREEGEL

34:56 we'll keep working at it until the sun goes down today and work at it tomorrow and see what the voters have to say, see if our message has sunk in. 35:04

LIZBETH BENACQUISTO'S SUPPORTERS HIT THE STREETS.

NAT OF HONK

THE STATE SENATOR JOINED THEM AT THIS INTERSECTION ALONG U-S 41 BEARING SIGNS AND WAVING TO DRIVERS.

SHE SAID SHE'S ENERGIZED AND OPTIMISTIC.

SEN. LIZBETH BENACQUISTO

36:49 we're doing every manner of old fashioned campaigning you can think of. door to door voter outreach, emails, folks talking to neighibors and freinds. everyhting we can do to get our folks out to vote 37:01 Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATES LAST PUSH-REM-2


ALL CANDIDATES SAY THEY WANT VOTERS TO SHOW UP AT THE POLLS.

THE WINNER OF THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY WILL FACE OFF AGAINST DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN AND LIBERTARIAN RAY NETHERWOOD IN JUNE.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


VOTING DAY INFO-OC, SS


EARLY VOTER TURNOUT IN LEE COUNTY IS AT 23 PERCENT.

IN COLLIER JUST OVER FOUR THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE VOTED.

THE POLLS OPEN AT 7 O'CLOCK TOMORROW MORNING.

IF YOU NEED TO FIND YOUR PRECINCT, WE'VE POSTED LINKS ONLINE.

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

AND COUNT ON NBC2 TOMORROW NIGHT FOR FULL ELECTION COVERAGE.

WE'LL BRING YOU UP TO THE MINUTE ELECTION RESULTS STARTING AT SEVEN P-M - WITHOUT INTERRUPTING YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS. Return to index of stories...


GG BULLETS INTO HOME-OC, SS, VO


GUNS SHOTS RATTLED THE NERVES OF PARENTS IN ONE GOLDEN GATE NEIGHBORHOOD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY AROUND 6 THIS MORNING SOMEONE SHOT AT A HOME OFF 32ND AVENUE SOUTHWEST.

TODAY WE COUNTED AT LEAST 7 BULLET HOLES ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


GG BULLETS INTO HOME-SOTVO


---SOT---

Adriana Marchane, neighbor

16:32:38-:44

It gets me nervous because like I said the kids do play right there in the corner and they're there like every afternoon pretty much.

THIS IS THE THIRD SHOOTING INCIDENT AT THE SAME HOME.

THE OTHERS WERE IN 2011 AND 2012. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-OC, trxEANIBOX


ALL NEW AT SIX - THE FAMILY OF A MAN WHO DIED INSIDE A CHARLOTTE COUNTY PRISON SAID THEY WERE NEVER TOLD ABOUT HIS DEATH.

THE CLAIMS ARE THE LATEST ACCUSATIONS SURROUNDING THE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION -- HOW IT IS RUN, AND QUESTIONING SAFETY FOR BOTH THE PRISON GUARDS AND INMATES.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS OUTSIDE THE PRISON TONIGHT.

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CCI INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-REM-7


THE FAMILY TELLS ME DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS INVESTIGATORS QUESTIONED THEM TWO DAYS BEFORE OUR STORY AIRED FRIDAY CONFIRMING MATTHEW WALKER DIED INSIDE THIS PRISON.

WALKER'S SISTER CLAIMS THE STATE DIDN'T EVEN TELL HER WALKER WAS DEAD - AND NOT LONG AGO, HER BROTHER TOLD HER IF ANYTHING HAPPENED TO HIM INSIDE CCI, SHE SHOULD LOOK INTO IT. Return to index of stories...


CCI INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-BNR-PKG


Mae Atkins, Deceased inmate's sister "No! They beat my brother to death… oh my god! Ah!"

EXHAUSTED BY DAYS OF MIXED EMOTIONS FOR THE FAMILY OF MATTHEW WALKER- UPSET AND SADDENED - AND THEN CONFUSED AND FRUSTRATED AFTER BEING LEFT TO WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HIM INSIDE THIS PRISON APRIL 11TH.

"Nobody is giving me no answers and I need answers… I need to know what happened… I need to know the details of what happened and I need whoever did it need to tell it!"

MAE ATKINS IS MATTHEW WALKER'S SISTER.

"It has the whole family just… just hurting."

SHE SAYS INVESTIGATORS NEVER TOLD HER WALKER DIED INSIDE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, BUT THE TYPE OF QUESTIONS THEY ASKED MADE HER THINK SOMETHING HAPPENED - LIKE WHETHER WALKER EVER COMPLAINED OF CERTAIN CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS.

"That led me to believe that the guards had something to do with what happened to him."

Jacoby Walker, Deceased inmate's nephew "We're all hurt… we're destroyed man… never in a million years would we think something like this."

ATKINS SAYS HER BROTHER WAS GOING TO BE RELEASED IN JUST TWO YEARS.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WON'T CONFIRM THAT OR A NUMBER OF OTHER QUESTIONS WE HAVE - LIKE WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE SURROUNDING HIS DEATH - ALTHOUGH, SOURCES TELL US A GROUP OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS HANDCUFFED HIM IN HIS CELL AND BEAT HIM TO DEATH AFTER HE WOULDN'T PUT AN ITEM AWAY FOR THE NIGHT.

ATKINS TELLS US HER BROTHER WAS WORRIED ABOUT SOMETHING HAPPENING TO HIM.

"On a visit, he told me that they didn't like him because he didn't laugh and play with them when they would make jokes."

NOW, WALKER'S FAMILY IS PLANNING A FUNERAL WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING EXACTLY HOW HE DIED. Return to index of stories...


CCI INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-REM-7


SOURCES TELL US NINE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND ONE LT. ARE ON LEAVE AFTER THIS INCIDENT.

OUR REPEATED REQUESTS FOR COMMENT CONCERNING THIS CASE HAVE NOT BEEN ANSWERED TODAY.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO KEEP YOU UPDATE - LIVE IN PG, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


BANK ROBBERY SENTENCING-OC, SS, VO


A NAPLES MAN WILL SPEND 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOR HOLDING TWO BANK EMPLOYEES AT GUNPOINT IN 2012.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, MARIKEVIES McNICHOLS PLEADED GUILTY.

TODAY A JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO 12 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY McNICHOLS AND ANOTHER MAN ROBBED THE FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK IN GOLDEN GATE.

THE MEN GOT AWAY WITH CASH AND TRIED TO BURY IT.

INVESTIGATORS EVENTUALLY FOUND THE MONEY AND THE MEN.

McNICHOLS' CO-DEFENDENT RECEIVED AN IDENTICAL SENTENCE. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY THEFT-OC, SS-OC


A PUNTA GORDA COUPLE IS ACCUSED OF STEALING A 10 WEEK OLD PUPPY, AFTER LEARNING HOW MUCH IT WAS WORTH.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SCOTT WRIGHT AND BROOKE DURAND STOLE THE RED NOSE PITBULL AFTER THE OWNER REFUSED TO SELL IT.

THE PUPPY IS WORTH MORE THAN 3-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

BOTH WERE ARRESTED ON GRAND THEFT CHARGES.

THE PUPPY IS BACK WITH ITS OWNER. Return to index of stories...


RECALL FIRE CONCERNS-trxOC, SS


CONSUMER ALERT ABOUT A FIRE RISK THAT COULD BE HANGING IN YOUR HOME.

PIER ONE IMPORTS IS RECALLING GLASS STAR LANTERNS.

THE LANTERNS WERE SOLD IN SOTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE LIGHT BURNS SO BRIGHTLY, IT CAUSES THE FRAME TO MELT, AND EXPOSE THE FLAME.

ANYONE WHO HAS THESE LANTERNS SHOULD RETURN THEM TO PIER ONE FOR A REFUND.

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE RECALL ARE ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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TEASE ONE-2SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD - THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS EXPOSE A FLAW IN ONE CITY'S PARKING TICKET COLLECTION. COSTING TAXPAYERS NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLON DOLLARS.

ALL NEW AT SIX - WHAT'S BEING DONE TO MAKE SURE THE CITY'S TOP OFFENDERS PAY UP.

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TZ1 A) parking ticket investigation-VOTOP


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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HALEY WEBB OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


INCREASING HEAT AND HUMIDITY

We've seen a mix of sun and clouds through the day today and will continue with a few clouds as we finish out the day and head toward the evening time frame. Expect temperatures in the low to mid 60s into tomorrow morning under mostly clear skies.

For tomorrow we'll continue with that mix of sun and clouds and afternoon high temperatures will reach in to the low to mid 80s. The warming trend will continue through the week and as we head into the weekend.

By the end of the workweek afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s and lows will be in the upper 60s. Winds will also take on more of a southerly component by the end of the week, leading to a noticeable uptick in the humidity levels.

We'll continue with the sun and cloud mix along with plenty of warm humid air in place through the weekend.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER CHIT CHAT-3 SHOT


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TOSS TO JIM-2-SHOT, BOXES


THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS FIND A FLAW IN PARKING TICKET COLLECTIONS;

THAT'S COSTING TAXPAYERS IN THE CITY OF FORT MYERS THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION DOLLARS.

ON TOP OF THAT; TOP VIOLATORS AREN'T BEING PUNISHED FOR NOT PAYING.

NBC2 INVESTIGATOR JIM SPIEWAK LEARNED THIS HAS BEEN BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS.

UNTIL NOW.

HE JOINS US LIVE FROM DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


PARKING TICKET INVESTIGATION-LIVEU2-RTR2


SINCE 2005, 33,000 TICKETS STILL SIT DELIQUENT.

IT IS SO OUT OF CONTROL, EVEN THOSE IN CHARGE OF PARKING DOWNTOWN DIDN'T KNOW HOW BAD THE PROBLEM WAS UNTIL WE BROUGHT IT TO THEIR ATTENTION. Return to index of stories...


PARKING TICKET INVESTIGATION-CLIP-PKG


IT STARTS WHEN METER READER AARON JOHNSON WRITES A TICKET.

Aaron Johnson - Denison Parking // 20:00 so what I'll do is start at this car and I'll go down the aisle. 20:05

GET THREE OF THESE -

AND THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE IS SUPPOSED TO PUT A HOLD ON YOUR PLATE.

YOU CAN'T RENEW IT UNTIL THE TICKETS ARE PAID.

Dominika Klein - Business Owner 29:47 I have to pay, that's how it works. 29:50

BUT THE OWNER OF THIS BLACK MERCEDES HASN'T.

WHILE THE OWNER'S NAME IS PROTECTED UNDER STATE LAW;

ITS PLATE MATCHES THAT OF THE NUMBER ONE VIOLATOR OF UNPAID TICKETS.

22 OUTSTANDING TICKETS TOTALLING $1,100.

RECORDS SHOW THERE IS ***NO HOLD ON THE PLATE.

AND IT'S NOT ALONE.

Joanne Robertson - Tax Collector's Office 00:39 three of the top ten offenders have no stops on their record right now, what does that mean? well virtually that means if they walked into the office today to renew their tag it would go through the system without any problem. 00:54

STANDUP - Jim Spiewak // 51:34 the owner of this white Porche has 10 parking tickets outstanding owing $450. We were able to locate the car and as you can see it's once again illegally parked in a loading zone. 51:44

Zac Kearns 23:03 Zac Kearns? Yes sir. Hi, I'm Jim Spiewak with NBC2, is that your car over there? Oh yes it is, I'm moving it. Do you know that you have 10 tickets and $450 outstanding? No, I don't want to be on camera. 23:13

RESEARCHING THE STORY, THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS UNCOVERED WHAT PARKING OFFICIALS CALL A "COMPUTER GLITCH."

THAT GLITCH HAS MISSED PUTTING SOME DELIQUENT PLATES ON HOLD; WHICH WOULD FORCE DRIVERS TO PAY THE TICKETS.

Joanne Robertson - Tax Collector's Office // 59:56 so essentially there is no consequence? some people will just ignore it until there is one. 00:15

DON PAIGHT'S IN CHARGE OF PARKING DOWNTOWN.

HE TELLS US THE SYSTEM HAS BEEIN IN PLACE FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS.

Don Paight - Downtown Parking Manager / 37:28 some of the software in the past didn't automatically kick the tickets over to the motor vehicle department. 37:33

PAIGHT SAYS HIS OFFICE WAS UNAWARE OF THE PROBLEM.

Don Paight - Downtown Parking Manger // 37:19 we didn't think it was that big. 37:20 ***** BUTT ***** 38:15 it's something we should have checked on more often. 38:18 Return to index of stories...


PARKING TICKET INVESTIGATION-LIVEU2-RTR2, OBX, LIV


THE CITY IS LOSING OUT ON $773,000.

I'M TOLD THAT'S ENOUGH MONEY TO RUN THE ENTIRE PARKING PROGRAM DOWNTOWN FOR A YEAR AND A HALF.

ONE QUICK NOTE - WE DID ANOTHER CHECK TODAY -- THE TOP OFFENDER STILL HASN'T PAID HIS TICKETS.

BUT OFFICIALS AT DENISON PARKING TELL ME THE DRIVER OF THE WHITE PORCHE CAME IN AND PAID HALF OF HIS TICKETS THIS MORNING.

JIM, WHAT DID OFFICIALS SAY ABOUT THE TRACKING SYSTEM? WILL A NEW ONE BE PUT INTO PLACE?

A NEW SYSTEM IS NOW IN PLACE.

I'M TOLD IT WILL KEEP BETTER TABS ON BIGGER OFFENDERS -

BUT THERE'S NO TIME TABLE FOR IF/WHEN THAT SYSTEM WILL START PRODUCING RESULTS.

LIVE DOWNTOWN FM, JS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX STORE LAST WEEK-OC, VO


THIS IS THE LAST WEEK FOR RED SOX FANS TO BUY GEAR AT THE SPRING TRAINING STORE.

THE SHOP WILL CLOSE UNTIL JANUARY OF NEXT YEAR.

MERCHANDISE IS HALF-OFF.

THE STORE IS AT JETBLUE PARK.

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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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ORIOLES RED SOX-VO OFF TOP


PATRIOTS DAY IN BOSTON.

RED SOX AND ORIOLES GOT UNDERWAY JUST AFTER 11-AM

AND IN THE 3RD INNING.THE BALTIMORE LINEUP PUT A 6-PACK ON THE SCOREBOARD. THIS WAS A STEVE CLEVENGER DOUBLE.

NOT A GOOD DAY FOR CLAY BUCHHOLZ.

RED SOX LOST 7-6. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHON-ON CAM


THE CROWD AT FENWAY PARK DID HAVE SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT.

AS WORD GOT OUT AMERICAN MEB KE-FLEZ-GEE WAS AHEAD OF THE PACK. AND LEADING THE BOSTON MARATHON AS IT APPROACH BOYLSTON STREET IN DOWNTOWN BOSTON. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHON-NATSVO


MEB BECOMES THE FIRST AMERICAN MALE RUNNER TO WIN THE BOSTON MARATHON SINCE 1983.

KE-FLEEVS-GEE WAS BORN IN THE AFRICAN COUNTRY OF ERITREA ON THE RED SEA.

BUT MOVED HERE AS A YOUNG BOY.GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL THEN UCLA.

THE FORMER OLYMPIAN KNOWS AFTER LAST YEAR'S TRAGEDY.HOW MUCH IT MEANS THAT HE WAS THE FIRST TO THE FINISH LINE. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHON-SOT


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BOSTON MARATHON-CG-VOBOX


ACCORDING TO THE MARATHON WEBSITE.

TRENT CASTO OF NAPLES WAS THE FASTEST LOCAL MENS RUNNER. COMPLETED THE MARATHON WITH A SUB 3 HOUR TIME

AND NAPLES' LINDSAY METCALF THE TOP LOCAL FEMALE. TIME OF JUST UNDER 3-AND A HALF HOURS.

NEARLY 36-THOUSAND TOOK PART IN THE MARATHON. Return to index of stories...


LOCALS IN MARATHON-VOTOPS


DEANA HENN OF FORT MYERS.

NICE ENOUGH TO POST THESE PICTURES TO OUR NBC TWO FACEBOOK PAGE.

SHE POSTED PICTURES EVERY COUPLE OF MILES.

EVEN FOUND SAINT NICK IN NATICK-MASSACHUSETTS.

DEANA FINISHED EARLIER THIS EVENING. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS CC-ON CAM


THE FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB IS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS.AS THE WORK BEGINS. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS CC-VOTOPS


THE 6 MONTH.5-2 MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION OF THE COURSE GOT STARTED TODAY.BY CLOSING THE COURSE.

IT WILL GET TWO NEW RETENTION PONDS.NEW GRASS FROM TEES TO GREENS.

THE CITY'S LONG-TIME DIRECTOR OF GOLF.RICH LAMB.TOLD US THAT.ONCE IT'S COMPLETE.GOLFERS WILL SEE A DIFFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS CC-SOTVO


IF ALL GOES WELL.AND IT'S A GOOD RAINY SEASON.THE COURSE WILL BE READY BY NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


THIS JUST IN.

CHRIS SALE.GOING TO MISS HIS START TOMORROW NIGHT AS THE WHITE SOX PLAY THE TIGERS IN DETROIT.

THE FORMER FGCU STAR THREW 127 PITCHES IN A START LAST WEEK VS. THE RED SOX. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-VOTOP-CAM99


THE FUTURE OF ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST EVENTS WILL BE DECIDED TONIGHT --

N-B-C TWO TRACKING THE FATE OF RED WHITE AND BOOM.

AND A FIGHT AT A SCHOOL IN COLLIER COUNTY IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

N-B-C TWO UNCOVERED WHY THE girl, who claims to be the VICTIM IS THE ONE WHO GOT SUSPENDED. Return to index of stories...


FAWN RESCUED IN NP-OC, SS


A FAWN IS RECOVERING AFTER A GOOD SAMARITAN NOTICED IT ON THE HIGHWAY.

THE NEARLY 4 WEEK OLD BABY WAS SPOTTED NEAR IT'S MOTHER'S BODY IN NORTH PORT.

SHE APPARENTLY WAS HIT BY A CAR.

THE GOOD SAMARITAN TOOK THE FAWN TO ANIMAL CONTROL.

IT'S NOW IN THE CARE OF THE VENICE WILDLIFE CENTER. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...